My story is very recent. I bought my first house at the end of last year, one of the main things i liked about the house was the low maintenace garden (Flags, gravel, decking and a very small border)
I decided to plant herbs in the border at the start of this year once the weather had cleared up a little. I went down to my dads allotment when he moved from his old plot to a new better plot. After this i still didnt have much interest but while wandering round tesco i saw a couple of the grow your own tomato things for a quid each, so i started these off and a week later i had tiny tomato seedlings. I suppose this is the moment when i thought this was actually really good.
After this i decided to make a raised bed to use some of the space on my gravel, i enjoyed making it and planting it, so i decided to do something else, so i made a raised planter for other herbs, then a trellis planter for clematis to climb up to hide the neighbours everygreen which i had butchered to get some light back in the garden. Since then i have made a large window planter, another trellis, created a little rockery (not sure if to call it a rockery when there are no rocks in it)
A couple of plastic greenhouses (no room for a proper one) a cold frame, potted trees, and now i find myself buying flowers to place around and to be honest while my garden is just a complete hodge podge of colours with no order I am enjoying it.
The test may come after the summer when i need to do the clean up, and then after that the possibility of getting an allotment which my dad thinks i should take the plunge on.